Two men and two women play cards at a round table, the female figure in the centre looks out at the viewer. The female figure on the right has a small dog and a black cat at her feet. On the left a black serving boy, carries away a tray with a glass on it; he is evidently a slave as shown by the iron collar around his neck. In the background an artist carries his palette, followed by his assistant carrying a folder. He faces out to the viewer and gestures with his right hand.